PSU Athletic Director breaks down upcoming home football game

The 2020 football home opener for Pittsburg State University will look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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PITTSBURG, Ks. -The 2020 football home opener for Pittsburg State University will look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Were going to operate at about 25% capacity, is what our county health officials have approved, and that’s, that’s not necessarily counting the seats and taking 25%, we worked a little bit off of what our normal capacity would be in a normal year for a home game. Our seating’s a little bit different from most places in that there’s really not a home or visitor side” said Athletic Director, Jim Johnson.

Ticket holders will be required to sit in the stadium section that corresponds to their purchased tickets and fans will have to socially distance from each section.

“There won’t be reserved seats in that section but that’s a way to be able to spread people out. So we kind of went about it section by section a little bit and that 25% is sort of our target number. And treating player parents, coaches, students a little bit differently to make sure those groups are taking care of” added Johnson.

Tailgating will not be allowed but there will be free parking.

Pitt State freshman Megan Loudermilk has grown up attending the football games and is excited to see that some fans will be able to be at the home opener.

“I’m just happy we decided to have something normal because of the pandemic and it’s my freshman year and I think everyone should experience a Pitt State game.”

The game is set to kick off at 12:05 P.M. on October 31st.

“It is a sense of relief that our players have something to practice for every day. It is a sense of relief to have a plan. But we’re not to the finish line yet, because we have to get through the weekly testing, and we got to keep everybody healthy” added Johnson.

All in attendance will have to abide by the University masking policy.